Affordable Rent

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2068
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In response to question 1537/2013, you claimed no compromise position was proposed by the boroughs in response to your policy - as contained in the Revised Early Minor Alterations to the London Plan - of preventing boroughs setting rent caps or guidance on new affordable housing units below the maximum level for affordable rent (i.e. 80% of market rent). However, I understand from Westminster City Council that in fact they did propose a compromise position, which is that they would support the Mayor himself setting a range of rents at which different affordable rent products would be made available across London below the 80% maximum. Although this is not supported by all boroughs, it shows that compromise positions have been proposed. Why did you reject this proposal?

Answer

Answer for Affordable Rent

Answer for Affordable Rent

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Westminster's proposal was not a viable compromise at the time, not least as it was not supported by other boroughs.